MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti)
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A group of Chinese scientists have proposed using a solar sail to prevent the possible collision of Apophis, a 46 million ton asteroid, with the Earth in 2036.
The asteroid, which is 270 meters in diameter, will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000-38,000 kilometers in 2029. In 2036 Apophis may come back and collide with Earth on April 13, 2036.
According to scientists, the chance of a collision in 2036 is extremely slim and the asteroid would likely disintegrate into smaller parts and smaller collisions with Earth could occur in the following years.
However, a group of Chinese astronomers headed by Shengping Gong of Tsinghua University in Beijing published an article proposing to place a small spacecraft with a solar sail into a retrograde orbit in order to change the asteroid’s trajectory.
The retrograde orbit will give the spacecraft an impact velocity of 90km/s which, if this is done well enough in advance, will prevent Apophis from returning to Earth.
The project may be difficult to realize as all kinds of variations in the solar wind could send the spacecraft wildly off course, according to Technologyreview.com.
The asteroid, discovered in 2004, is considered the largest threat to our planet, although NASA scientists say the likelihood of a hazardous strike on Earth in 2036 is unlikely.
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- email@example.comThe threat may not be in 2036 but much sooner in 202807:26, 21/08/2011I congratulate the Chinese for coming up with a possible solution to divert Apophis, a 46 million ton asteroid, with the Earth in 2036.
Apophis however while dangerous with its closest approaches in 2029 and 2036 may not be the real immediate threat to Earth.
On Friday June 12, 2009 I had a very unusual premonition of a severe asteroid hit in the United States on August 17, 2028.
This asteroid strike will take place in the vicinity of Yellowstone National Park destablizing the Yellowstone Super Caldera causing it too erupt.
The eruption of the Yellowstone Super Caldera will be the largest volcanic eruption that mankind has ever experienced. The Yellowstone Super Caldera is currently overdue for an eruption. What this means is that the magma chamber is filled primed and ready to go.
This is only a premonition and currently has NO BASIS in scientific evidence or astronomical observations.
If this asteroid is to hit the Earth on August 17, 2028 two mile stones must be met. The first is that the asteroid will be spotted entering into our solar system on or about April 16, 2024. The orbital data obtained from observations will be sufficently completed by August of 2026 to confirm an impact date of August 17, 2028.
The White House, Canadian Parliament, the Kremlin and the Small Planet Observatory have been notified of the premonition.
The safest place on Earth to make it through this double natural disaster is betwen Kirov and Yoshkar-Ola Russia.
I don't know why this is the premonition.
The compression wave from the asteroid strike will be very devastating wiping out all life above ground on the North American continent. This includes the US and Canada (where I live).
The subsequent volcanic eruption of Yellowstone will through up enough volcanic dust into the atmosphere to block out the sun for a period of 50 years at a minimum. This will also include asteroid impact dust as well.
Photosynthesis around the Earth will be cut off for a period of 50 years from 2028 to 2078 if this premonition is accurate.
Loss of life around the Earth is estimated to drop from 9 billion to 1 billion.
Again this is just a premonition and currently has NO BASIS in scientific fact or observations.
Arnold Vinette has 40 years of accurate premonition experience.
To verify this premonition, new premonitons are being sent to the Russian, US and Canadian governments that affect these countries.
To date new premonitons of an agriculture failure in Russia in 2010 followed by a premoniton of an exceptional Russian harvest have been accurate. This information has been provided to the Russian, US and Canadian governments 4 months in advance.
A new premoniton that affects Russian agriculture has recently been sent to all three governments and RIA Novosti.
Sould this premonition come true it will give all three governments an additional 10 years to build the asteroid fallot sheltors in Russia and stock pile grain to feed a small select population for 50 years.
Based on the premonition of June 12, 2009, this asteroid WILL STRIKE the earth. What I felt on this date was an emotional wave of millions of lives being extinguished. Shock, fear, terror, surprise and a disbelief that it was happening.
This emotional shock wave has been sent back through time to warn us to prepare for this event.
Again it is just a premonition with NO hard scientific evidence to back it up.
However all three governments of Russia, the US and Canada have been alerted.
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